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by Tay
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things that you want in the selfsufficientish book
Replies: 37
Views: 11322

I'll second Red's comment. It would be especially good if an emphasis was placed on 'how these things that can't be recycled in the conventional way CAN be used in your self sufficientish lifestyle'. So things like drilling holes into the bottoms of large paint tubs, old buckets etc and using them a...
by Tay
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Veg at regular intervals...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

It's a good idea, and something which I try to do, to an extent. Things like beans (French and runner), peas, lettuce, tomatoes, salad/spring onions, beetroot, radishes, cabbages are all ideal candidates. You will find it impossible, or difficult to do with some such as cucumbers, courgettes, melons...
by Tay
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: love is in the air.... or at least the pond
Replies: 15
Views: 8374

It does seem a shame. Could you not take the spawn out and keep it in a tank until the tadpoles hatch, then release them back into the pond? I know that the fish will still be a problem then, but if there are small hiding places (lots of pebbles and rocks) for the tadpoles to hide in, some should su...
by Tay
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The selfsufficientish oscars
Replies: 35
Views: 7492

You must wear 'that' dress Boots - you need to show off after all given your success in 'team trim, taut and terrific'! I feel the need to give a prize to both male and female actors (that wasn't a mistake, Martin :wink: ). Best newbie: Dibnah & FunkyPixie Most interesting poster: Muddypause & Boots...
by Tay
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What climbing plants to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

If you just want annuals growing there, and useful ones at that, why not have a mixture of runner beans, French beans and lablab beans? Others to grow are nasturtium and sweet peas. For more permanent, but less useful plants, clematis, wisteria, virginia creeper, honeysuckle and jasmine could be use...
by Tay
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 75
Views: 18480

It's the only one I can think of with crocodiles in it... Two vampires wanted to go out to eat, but were having a little trouble deciding where to go. They were a little tired of the local food in Transylvania and wanted something a little more exotic. After some discussion, they decided to go to It...
by Tay
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: five minutes of fame
Replies: 15
Views: 4904

Brilliant! Well done for that - hopefully you will have helped to open the eyes of a few people.

I noticed that the link on their site to your blog doesn't work - is there any way you can get them to fix it?
by Tay
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: storing onions etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

I have no idea about freezing them either. It isn't something that I'd do as onions store well. Typically, I sort my onions into groups of small, medium, large and 'for immediate use', and then hang them in net bags from the beams in our loft. The ones for immediate use go into tomato soup which is ...
by Tay
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you
Replies: 101
Views: 36946

Brilliant news! I had been wondering what the big announcement would be!

How will the book work? Will you and Dave write all of it, or will information from the forum be included too? 150,000 words does sound a lot, how will you find the time to do it?
by Tay
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Waste not want not taken a bit further.
Replies: 29
Views: 7675

Gidday Can you still buy sheep's or pig's heads or is everything like that been squashed. You can buy pig heads here, though I've not seen sheep heads. I don't like pork, but understand from a few Brits here that pig cheeks are the tastiest part of a pig, so it does seem a shame to waste them. Jack...
by Tay
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: You will be margo!
Replies: 43
Views: 18462

Looks good, Wulf. Like Muddy, I'd rather not have the Good Life images at all, but I do see a benefit to having them; it encourages people to post so that they don't stay as Margo! So, if they must stay, Wulf's idea ought to be pursued.

I second the comment about rounded edges.
by Tay
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: You know you are getting older when....
Replies: 37
Views: 14590

From the look of things, I am old, and have always been old! :shock: 14: You have a range of slippers. 15: Pickled onions and gherkins cause 'discomfort' after eating them. 16: You have discussions regarding the price of turnips twenty years ago. 17: You avoid eating nuts or anything else that might...
by Tay
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: valentines
Replies: 22
Views: 6156

Blimey - you lot are a bunch of romantics, aren't you! ( :pukeright: )

I don't celebrate Valentine's day, or Christmas, or birthdays or anything else for that matter. I just don't see the point of cards. :?

But for all of you who do celebrate it, I hope you all have a lovely day. :wink:
by Tay
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A world without money
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Thank you. I assumed that's pretty much what it was, but wasn't sure. :cooldude:
by Tay
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A world without money
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Am I talking to myself, or has Stonehead just deleted his post?